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2 residential fires reported by Fire Administration

Memphis Fire Director Alvin Benson says the department is so financially strapped that response...
Memphis Fire Director Alvin Benson says the department is so financially strapped that response times to emergencies are in jeopardy.
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 3:34 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Two structures caught fire in Memphis Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Both structures were vacant and there were not casualties or injuries.

A one story home on Pope Street caught fire on July 1 around 12:53 a.m. and was brought under control around 1:20 a.m.

According to the report, the fire was intentionally set in the bedroom, but the scene is still under investigation.

The second was a two story apartment on Tarry Park Drive that caught fire on June 30 around 7:53 a.m. and was brought under control around 8:14 a.m.

The fire was caused by an A/C unit that malfunctioned in the hallway closet, and the apartment did not have a working smoke detector.

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